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When Did They Die? 85 Years Plus

Obituaries are interesting reading when read as a source of information on industries and events of earlier days. It would seem that women are the hardier of the sexes as their numbers reaching the 85-plus outnumber males. These entries, taken at random … Continue reading

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How Not and How to Choose a Mate

A woman with a sudden nervous gait – whose feet turn in – when on a trot she interferes with both feet, as well as interferes with everybody’s bizziness — whose countenance looks as if she washes it every morning with vinegar … Continue reading

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Anniversary Dates

A collector of some years ago wrote down Whitehall events in day by day entries. Here are some anniversaries: In April, 1803, the congregational rector, Rev. Cornelius Jones, died, he was the pastor of the White Church and was buried in the … Continue reading

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Weddings in the “Old Times”

Home weddings were different from the usual stylized church ones. This was the case when Florence S. Dale of Poultney Street was married to Edward Clark of Poultney. Florence was the daughter of Frederick S. Dale who brought the silk industry to Whitehall. … Continue reading

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Benedict Arnold’s Fleet

Have you looked at the framed piece of wood in the National Commercial Bank? The plaque reads “Part of oak rib of one of the last three vessels of Benedict Arnold’s war fleet, which were scuttled in Skenesborough Harbor (Whitehall) July 7, … Continue reading

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2nd Bicentennial and Dedication

How can a community have two bicentennials within 17 years? Easy, if that community is Skenesborough. And how can a museum have two dedications within that period? Again, easy if it is Skenesborough Museum. Skenesborough Museum was created 17 years … Continue reading

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(No Title) “Philadelphia Rechristened”

The boat shown here under British colors will be flying the colors of the United States following its rechristening as the “Philadelphia” at ceremonies at the Skenesborough Museum grounds launching site on the afternoon of the Fourth of July. The … Continue reading

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Skenesborough Scraps

THIS ISSUE…of The Times is the largest ever published [published July 1976]. We had a 26 page edition at the time of our town’s bicentennial in 1959 but a series of events this week has helped us eclipse the edition … Continue reading

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Bicentennial Days

An eventful week, July 10, 1976: Not quite as thrilling when it arrived July 6 with flags flying and bells ringing, the experience of seeing the New York State Bicentennial Barge leave on its journey to Plattsburgh was still exciting. … Continue reading

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VALCOUR

The reenactment of the Battle of Valcour will take place this weekend [October 9 & 10, 1976]. Among the activities will be a symposium on Benedict Arnold, the battle with a British frigate included in the line-up, and a banquet. … Continue reading

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